Helping Workers Overcome Work Site And Construction Injuries
Preventable work site and construction site injuries are a common occurrence in Beaumont, Port Arthur and surrounding areas with all the construction, expansion and economic growth we have.
According to OSHA, an average of 13 workers are killed per day on the job site, and nearly 4 million are seriously injured each year. Whether caused by an employer, contractor or subcontractor, each has a duty to provide a safe working environment for those they work around. Employers and contractors also have an obligation to ensure that their workers are properly trained and that the equipment they use is safe.
Understanding The Major Risks Faced By Workers
Work site accidents come in a variety of forms and can result in wrongful death. Many times, companies know about these hazards and fail to take the necessary steps to remedy them before an accident occurs. Common causes of work site accidents include:
- Improper or inadequate warning signs
- Crane operation
- Scaffolding and structure collapse
- Electrocution, explosions or fires
- Equipment malfunction or defective designs
- Unsafe working conditions
- Failure to provide safety equipment or follow OSHA regulations
The Daws Law Firm fights for workers after a serious workplace injury. We understand how important it is to you and your family that you get the help you need to recover and get back to work, when possible.
We also help workers recover from accidents known as caught-in hazards, which according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are one of the four most deadly hazards found at construction sites. Caught-in/between accidents usually involve heavy equipment, and a worker becoming trapped either inside of or in between large objects.
Don’t Face Your Injury Recovery Alone
Cases involving work site accidents can be especially complicated because it may be hard to determine who is responsible for your injuries. A skilled lawyer can look at the details of your case and explain your options for recovery after another’s negligence causes you harm.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed on the job, do not sign a liability release before speaking with an injury or wrongful death attorney. Call The Daws Law Firm at 409-838-6000 or reach us online using our contact form to find out what is best for you.